allowance in Group D, Nigeria performed poorly. The Super Eagles lost due to Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal, and the offense that led Croatia to a penalty for Luka Modric’s execution.
The defeat makes Nigeria a key caretaker standings with a margin of minus 2. Thus to maintain the opportunity to qualify for the round of 16, Nigeria must win over Iceland on Friday (22/06/2018), before dealing with Argentina in the last game.
NFF’s vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, confirmed that it will give the group full bonus to Alex Iwobi cs, with the aim of pumping the spirit of players in the remaining two games.
“If they qualify for the last 16, they will have the same (bonus / incentive) benefits as if they did not lose, this is one way we believe we can motivate players to perform optimally in the remaining two games against Iceland and Argentina. Allafrica.com.
“Our players are focused on the game against Iceland, they will learn the defeat of Croatia and do everything to get three points against Iceland in Friday, we can not wait to achieve a positive result in Volgograd later,” Akinwunmi said.
Akinwunmi also continued to provide support to coach Gernot Rohr, regardless of the defeat that occurred against Croatia.
“It’s very surprising when many people forget that he is the coach who brought Nigeria to the World Cup with the rest of a game, how did he suddenly become a bad coach?” says Accountwunmi.